120 posts • joined Sunday 20th July 2008 22:12 GMT
Lost a sale with me..
I wanted to play world of tanks at a reasonable framerate, so I considered buying a new pc (the first for a good number of years). Oh dear, everything has win8 on it. Instead, I said 'sod it', sellotaped a new motherboard and graphics card into an old case and installed Vista on it because I had a Vista license kicking around.
A £1000 shiny new machine sale turned into £500 carrier bag of parts.
Re: He's very good...
I doubt that Fry was one of the first people to own an Apple computer. He didn't start earning money until the early eighties, when he was about 25 years old.
Re: London Capital of the World?
Asking around, it seems London is the Capital of the Universe.
Re: Holy crap
Well, it would certainly alter my eating speed if i had to drink wine with my food. I would rush all the faster to get the ordeal over with.
Not sure how a big mac + wine has less calories than a big mac.
Re: I'm going to steal from the MPAA too
I hope they jail you, too. Evil Thieving Bastard!
Re: What are they doing giving jobs to cowboys?
The recruitment people are also cowboys. As are management. Nobody tries to do their job as well as they can as that is the sure way to redundancy and the dole queue
I _am_ a massive wanker, so i shun iDevices to keep that fact concealed.
Re: as much as you need
I will need plenty of bandwidth if I am using cloud-based video editing and syncing.
Website Duhsigners will no doubt be assuming everyone is using 1920x1200 desktops, they will have 100fps film clips as backgrounds for their vacuous cliche-filled masterpieces.
Re: Still in use
There are still a few ATMs with OS/2 around ( or there were 3 years ago ) 350MHz/32Mb/4Gb machines with OS/2 are snappy and responsive compared to the sluggish laggy 2GHz/2Gb/40Gb Windows XP Embedded machines which replaced them. Yes, the mechanical ATM parts are identical. Yes, the comms and backend transaction processing are identical.
What would I have liked?
uSD card slot, 'admin' logon with sudo rights, higher res display, removable battery twice the size, USB host port, SSH server.
THAT, I would pay money for.
To whom it may concern
If anyone is going to develop a new user interface paradigm to TV, here is what I want:
Let me pick stuff from a program guide, record the stuff and stuff that has similar titles/description and dump it on the LAN share I specify (without DRM, obviously). Keep doing this till there is no space left.
That's about it really.
All I have to do is downgrade to a 486 and my ISP's bandwidth will be sufficient to replace the 400Mb hard disk.
Marketing look farther ahead than the next bonus? When did that start?
Re: Dear BT and Sky
Heh, we are still using the old Telewest supplied Pace STB and Surfboard cable modem.
But at least the new, darker, Richard Branston has increased upstream speeds from 50kbytes/second to 100kbytes/second.
Re: IBM won't do it
Damn it, you reminded me of OS/2. Now I miss it again. And Neko.
Calls are obsolete
I have just about given up on voice calls, they only get you through to a voicemail which is never answered. Incoming voice calls are invariably idiots trying to sell crap.
Re: Changing banks is easy.
I tried to move to the Gnatwest when I moved house to within 50 yards of their branch. Went in, nobody could be arsed to see me, 'fill in this form and we will contact you with an appointment' , filled in the form and am still waiting after 5 years.
The Mrs went through the same procedure a few weeks later. She is still waiting for an appointment although she did ring them a couple of times and called in. Nobody was interested and nobody could find any record of the previous visits.
Brother-in-law wanted to open an account (different bank), went in with bag full of money, passport, driving license, mortgage paperwork etc. Nobody was interested. "Ring us and make an appointment".
Changing banks is hard.
It is worth it for the wireless radios alone. The wired radios I have been using on my phone and laptop are very annoying.
The meaning of a word can change over time, grandad, get used to it.
I am exhausted. I work at a major distributor's warehouse and we have been doing a triple shift trying to keep up with the deluge of orders. We have only stopped because the warehouses are freaking EMPTY, man!
My buddy Bob works on the retail side and he says every single store is the same, crowds of weeping freetards grabbing armfulls of cds, dvds, blurays and shoving and pushing their way to the tills, maxing their credit cards out. Gonna be some big, big bonuses handed out to the CEOs this month.
Just throw them all away
I have never seen a traffic queue at a broken set of traffic lights as long as the queue when those same lights were fully functioning. Rip them all out and save money. Rip up all the one way system as well and shorten the journeys.
Re: Power requirements
I will wager that the modern diesel car engine weighs over 34% more than the O-360.
Re: Disturbing move...
Well, I am pleased with this development as it will mean that I don't have to delete Windows Media Thing after I have restored to factory default. Saves a step. If they get rid of the dvd-burning thing that never works right for me, that will save another step.
Re: No, You need to get real.
You can duplicate my house with your duplicating equipment if you want. It will keep the rain off. You can even make alterations and improvements as you do so, doesn't affect me. You are welcome to copy the alterations and improvements I have made. A lot of hours were spent designing and building the stained glass window, but you can copy that no problem, buddy.
Re: Lets keep this in perspective
I am fairly poor, but I am willing to buy a better alternative to android. As soon as someone makes a better phone OS, I will be hammering on the shop door. Yes, I have tried the others.
If you have to create a boxee login and password to use the thing, I will pass. I had a quick look at boxee's site and that is pestering me to sign up even before I have downloaded the software. It also fails to explain whether all these billions of tv shows and films that are online will be available to the UK, or indeed, what form they take. What the hell does this boxee thing do? Torrent stuff and try to buffer it into a real-time stream? Search youtube for videos with likely titles and > 19 minutes long?
If Branston upgrades my cable speeds from 600kbytes/50kbytes, I may be able to try this 'remote desktop' thing that the young people talk about. Will there be bandwidth spare for the tv channels? I can see the compression artifacts and I am using a ten year old PAL CRT telly.
Heh, I am in my front room in Leeds. Using http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/ I see
Virgin media broadband (with no other devices using it) : Download 6.02 Upload 0.474
Samsung Gaylaxy 2 on O2 with 2 bar of receptions and H : Download 2.16 Upload 0.670
How am I supposed to upload hi-def images of my fingerprints, passport and birth certificate to FaceBook?
Hasn't Mr Branston heard of the clouds ?
Well, Kanye could improve my television and radio experience by emulating Jobs, Jackson and McQueen more closely. Well, there would be a dip in quality at first, with the eulogy and such, but then it would improve.
You are confused, it is a large bear pulling a plough.
They should resume sending everyone floppy disks and CD's. They made loads of money when they sent everyone floppy disks and CD's.
It is stupid to seal windows "so heat/cool don't fight each other". If someone is opening a window, your climate control system is not up to the job. You might as well make a case for removing sprinkler systems "to avoid water damage to the furnishings".
Okay, I know that Dr Who had to work within a tight budget (for a show which had to deal with sci fi themes), but surely the cost of creating a show dwarfed the cost of keeping a recording on a shelf?
What was the reasoning? "Blast! We don't have £20 for a blank tape, let's record over this old show. We can always spend £50,000 reshooting the original later"?
No, it isn't. But then that has got nothing to do with filesharing. You should instead ask 'is it ok to cook from recipes faxed to me from someone else's cookbook?'
Out of that very informative post, I have heard of OJ Simpson (the comedy actor), Bruce Jenner (plastic surgery enthusiast) and Paris (wonky-eyed slag). I have heard the name Kardashian bandied about, but not known until now who the hell they were. Maybe I am using the internets wrong, or maybe I am just too old.
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